Tomasz! Congratulations! At last you have overcome this most unpleasant for the sportsman the fourth place! How are you feeling?
- Well! Indeed, at the championships of Europe and world, as well as at the World Cup among professionals, I had the fourth place several times. Even on Arnold Classic I was the fourth! This figure haunted me. Now I have passed this band, and I want more!
Did you expect this medal?
- No! Definitely, I did not expect to receive this award. I promised myself that I will not return to wrestling at European or world championships until I am ready to fight for prizes. I had a short break, but I returned and gradually improved my form. Last year I won 4 gold in the championship and the Polish Cup. At this year Nationals - also gold. I knew that I was in good shape, but that I would reach the third place...
I do not hide, I had a good draw, and I do not know if I deserve such a great honor. But I've been doing it for 14 years. I decided to fight at the championship, because I live 30 km from Katowice. You saw the result. I was very lucky! I feel that I was charged with energy for further hard training. I set new goals for myself, and I will do everything to prove that I deserve this medal.
How did you prepare for this championship?
- Regarding the training, due to the fact that I have kept a good shape since last season, I stressed on the regeneration and sparring. I sparred in different clubs with different athletes.
Tomasz, you had very serious rivals.